UFC Fight Night Results: Vitor Belfort vs Dan Henderson II Results and Post Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight Night took place on November 9, 2013, from Goiania, Brazil. The main event was a light heavyweight rematch between Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort.

UFC Fight Night Weigh-Ins

Fight Night Post Fight Press Conference

Round 1: Both Henderson and Belfort meet in the center of the ring and touch gloves. They immediately start to circle each other, Belfort circling on the outside while Henderson slowly edges forward.

They are both extremely cautious, as neither one throws a strike for the first 20 seconds. Henderson feints with a light jab as he moves in, but Belfort is constantly circling away side to side.

They are both attempting to check each other’s timing and judge the distance. They are each being very patient about attacking, as neither have thrown any strikes after 30 seconds into the round. Both fighters are dangerous strikers and neither wants to take a chance.

Belfort reaches his arm out to gauge the distance while still circling around on the outside. Henderson is methodically moving forward, waiting for his chance to attack. Now with 1:00 gone by, the crowd is getting a little restless. Neither fighter has attempted to throw a strike at this point, and both men continue throwing light feints from the outside.

A second later, Henderson rushes Belfort against the cage and throws 2 right hands, the first one misses and the second one connects slightly. At the same time Belfort throws a solid hook of his own that lands and drops Henderson to the canvas. Belfort pounces, trying to unleash some wicked ground and pound.

Henderson tries to grab Vitor’s body to control him from doing any more significant damage, but Vitor lands a few hard shots. The referee is looking closely but the fight goes on. Henderson is looking to stand back up and gets to his knees. Belfort is not letting up, continuing a strong barrage of punches while Hendo tries to stand to his feet.

Henderson finally manages to stand up, but a second after standing Vitor unleashes a wicked high kick that lands squarely to Henderson’s face. The kick drops Henderson back down to the canvas, and the referee Dan Mirgliotta decided that Henderson could not continue and stops the fight. Vitor Belfort defeats Dan Henderson by KO in round 1.

UFC Fight Night Recap: Belfort vs Henderson

 

Ring Interview With Vitor Belfort

Dan Henderson Post Fight Interview

Fight Results:

Cezar Ferreira defeated Daniel Sarafian by unanimous decision.

Rafael Cavalcante submitted Igor Pokrajac in round 1.

Brandon Thatch defeated Paulo Thiago by submission in round 1.

Ryan LaFlare won a unanimous decision victory over Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Jeremy Stephens defeated Rony Jason by KO in round 1.

 

UFC Fight Night Results: Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal Results and Post Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight For The Troops took place November 6, 2013, from Ft. Campbell, KY. The main event was a middleweight matchup between respected MMA and military veteran Tim Kennedy, taking on up and coming explosive fighter, Rafael Natal.

Fight For The Troops Weigh Ins

Round 1: Both fighters come and meet in the center of the Octagon. They circle each other briefly and Natal throws a leg kick. Kennedy catches the leg kick and throws a counter punch which doesn’t land solidly. They circle each other again and Natal throws another leg kick. Kennedy throws a leg kick of his own. Natal lands a right hand that stuns Tim slightly, then lands a body kick. They continue to circle each other in the center.

Natal seems to be more comfortable on the feet than Kennedy. Tim throws a couple of strikes, neither one lands solidly. Rafael throws a spinning back kick that misses. Natal throws a leg kick that lands and knocks Kennedy off his balance. Kennedy continues to move forward, and lands a solid kick to the body. Kennedy is not the aggressor, constantly moving forward while Natal circles on the outside.

They face off in the center, both throwing feints. Kennedy attempts a spinning back kick that misses the mark. Kennedy throws a leg kick that Natal catches briefly then lets go. Natal throws a high roundhouse kick but Kennedy dodges it easily. Natal moves forward throwing a couple of jab attempts and Kennedy blocks with his glove, then returns a couple of jabs. Tim throws a high left hook that Natal dodges and blocks with his gloves.

Kennedy moves in with a straight jab and Natal counters with a strong uppercut to Tim’s head. They face off again in the center, each throwing feints. Kennedy pushes forward while Natal circles away. As Natal backs into the cage, Kennedy leaps forward with a solid left hook that connects and drops Natal to the canvas. Kennedy pounces and lands a couple more unanswered shots before referee Herb Dean steps in to stop the fight. Tim Kennedy defeats Rafael Natal by KO in round 1.

Tim Kennedy 1st Round KO of Rafael Natal

Tim Kennedy Post Fight Interview

Main Card results:

Alexis Davis won a unanimous decision over Liz Carmouche.

Yoel Romero defeated Ronny Markes with a vicious KO in round 3.

Rustam Khabilov won a decision victory over Jorge Masvidal.

Michael Chiesa defeated Colton Smith in round 2 by submission with a rear-naked choke.

Fight For The Troops Post Fight Press Conference

 

UFC on Fuel TV 9 Main Card: ? vs. Mousasi Preview

With less than a week to go until UFC on Fuel TV 9, the fight card’s main event is in jeopardy.

An initial report by Sweden’s SVT Sport revealed that Alexander Gustafsson suffered a cut over his eye in training that may force him out of the April 6 fight with Gegard Mousasi. The two are scheduled to headline UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm.

UFC on Fuel TV 9 Fight Card

? vs Gegard Mousasi
Akira Corassani vs Robbie Peralta
Papy Abedi vs Besam Yousef
Mike Easton vs Brad Pickett
Marcus Brimage vs Conor McGregor
Adlan Amagov vs Chris Spang
Michael Johnson vs Reza Madadi
Philip De Fries vs Matt Mitrione
Ryan Couture vs Ross Pearson
Ben Alloway vs Ryan LaFlare
Michael Kuiper vs Tom Lawlor
Adlan Amagov vs Chris Spang
Diego Brandao vs Pablo Garza
Adam Cella vs Tor Troeng